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Old 24 September 2004, 14:52   #31
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Bilge,

I have to agree with you, underdeck tanks are very expensive. 639 for a 55l tank in a Ribcraft 4.8 (www.ribcraft.co.uk - latest price list). However, I feel the advantages offered are worth this expense.

If buying second hand the tank becomes an even more attractive option as this initial high cost is very much decreased.

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Old 24 September 2004, 15:02   #32
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Your absoultely correct, underfloor tanks do deffinately have advantages over deck mounted tanks, i'm lucky as the previous owner of my boat had a 55 litre stainless steel tank made to fit under the seat, this is screwed down onto battons on the deck and is easilly removed for inspection and any maintenance that needs doing, its actually about the only thing the guy got right with the whole boat, since owning the boat i've cut an inspection hatch in the top of the tank and fitted a screw down hatch cover over it.
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Old 24 September 2004, 15:58   #33
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I'm afraid that stailess steel tanks don't ring my bell any more. My experience of them is that they become brittle after a while and split. If you are going to push the Rib get an Ali or a Tek tank. Also that money for a 55l stainless tank is extortionate
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Old 24 September 2004, 16:29   #34
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Also that money for a 55l stainless tank is extortionate

Agree and that was my main real point not to suggest an under floor fuel tank on a small rib, the cost is extortionate and added to the cost of fitting up a rib will push the price up, for the same money you could almost fit out the electronics !
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Old 24 September 2004, 16:49   #35
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Blimet bilgey boy not only are you the first person to have agreed with me three times but you are talking sense as well!

tere is another issue with a inboard petrol tank you have to take the tank to the petrol!. Check out the console David Manning put on hi sea rider and the rather sensible fuel tank arrangement.
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Old 24 September 2004, 19:01   #36
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I have an Avon 4.65 SportsRib - and I dont have underfloor tanks... my boat has bench seats as opposed to jockey seats - I can fit 2 25/30l tanks under the seat, and could fit another behind the seat without encroaching too much on the normal useable deck space. I agree with the point about bringing the petrol to the boat - though I guess you could fill it up on the trailer on the way - however - underfloor tanks have another BIG disadvantage as far as I'm concerned - you are in trouble if you get dirty petrol or get water in the petrol - they are difficult to drain - and you have no alternative - at least with the plastic tanks - you can easily drain/clean them - and you can change tanks on the go (and it's quite likely that all the petorl wont have come from the same source - since it's its unlikely that you'll have emptied all the tanks last time out... or if you did - how did you get home ???)

Rogue - that's a nice cover you have in the photo - is that one you had mede specifically - or is it a standard cover that you bought off the shelf - and if it is - where did you get it ???? I need a new cover....
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Old 24 September 2004, 19:03   #37
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breakback trailer

oh - and I have a breakback trailer - and I cant see how it would save you any space in the garage.... (and I'm not sure how much benefit the breakback feature is at all.....)
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Old 25 September 2004, 07:24   #38
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Ribcraft 4.8 Southampton boat for sale here. Might be just what you're looking for. There's also another 4.8 with a 12 gallon built in tank.

http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/Used%20Boa...d%20Boats.html

There's also another 4.8 after popping up for sale at Barnet Marine

http://www.boat-finder.com/12460/ind...&page_id=22625

Now's the time to buy as the "season" is coming to an end!!
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Old 25 September 2004, 15:38   #39
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Ah - the wonderful benefits of the Caribe... yes underfloor fuel tank (90 L) as standard. Fuel filler is at the front (sorry - bow) and is easy to reach when towing at the garage. And as you can guess I can get several full days out on 1 tank. Very handy.

I also have the Snipe break back trailer.. wont save space in the garage, but is useful on a few slips I have used.

The Caribe 4.7 I have is with a 50HP 4 stroke - and thats plenty, although it is rated for up to 70HP. One of these days I'll post some pics on here.
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Old 25 September 2004, 15:53   #40
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